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Mary Yaeger Design: Mary Yaeger’s New Web Site and Blog

January 7, 2015

Here is a link to my new web site and blog: maryyaegerdesign.com, where I feature my beadwork and other things.

Why did it take so long to figure out I could just add design to my name, and everything else would fit under that?

I’ve been busy with lots of new beadwork designs. Many incorporate Lilly Pilly shell pendants:

Lilly Pilly Pendants with beadwork by Mary Yaeger

Lilly Pilly Pendants with beadwork by Mary Yaeger

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Banner for Mary Yaeger Design

October 23, 2014

Potential banner for a new blog and web site with ecommerce. What do you think?

Banner for Mary Yaeger Design

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Stuff Beaders Say

March 29, 2012

Stuff Beaders Say.

Yes, that is hilarious. I’m glad I stopped by Jean Campbell’s blog and found this.

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Snails in Medieval Manuscripts: Another Getty Center Exhibit

February 2, 2012
Adam Naming the Animals

Adam Naming the Animals

 

 

I’m adding this image to my collection of snail images from the Middle Ages:

 

 

http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=305896&handle=li

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/gothic_grandeur/

Adam Naming the Animals

Adam Naming the Animals

 

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Owl

January 24, 2012

An owl shows itself. With one of those flaming S Cal sunsets that I forgot about, I’m already in awe; then this quite large bird, powerful, full-feathered wings not a seagull, but whitish, comes swooping down and lands in a tree long enough for us (that is Nikki & me) to see the large dark eyes in the moon face. No mistaking it, an owl, not even a small one, either!

It very much resembled this owl, apparently in decline. Well, thanks for showing yourself, lovely owlie!

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Chinese Takeout Container is True Americana

January 15, 2012

The classic Chinese takeout container doesn’t exist in China. They’re made by Fold-Pak, according to an article in today’s New York Times magazine.

Apparently the graphic designer who added the red pagoda and thank you message is unknown. It was fun to read all about that box; I love folding, packaging and origami.

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Patagonia’s reversible shoebox

January 8, 2012

My husband purchased a pair of Patagonia shoes at REI, and we discovered a pleasant surprise in their packaging: the box is printed on the inside and is reversible. Either way, the box is very attractive, brown card printed in blue ink:

http://www.slideshare.net/evanpebo/patagonia-recyclable-shoe-box

The above posted photos showing various views.

After googling around a little, here’s another post:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgoralnick/3187204355/

Surprisingly I didn’t find a direct link to Patagonia’s site. No PR, marketing? Or has this product been around so long that it’s no longer news? Patagonia is heavily invested in environmentalism:
http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2329

Well, thanks, Patagonia. More companies need to be this forward-thinking.

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Behind the Design: the London Olympic Games 2012

November 4, 2011

I got inspired by my second look at the 2012 London Olympics brand:
http://www.london2012.com/about-us/our-brand/

It seems to say “don’t worry, be happy, include everyone and forget about terrorists lying in wait to blow us all up.”

The clever and eccentric logo developed for the London Olympic Games defies the stereotype that the British are stodgy and elitist. Under their reserved exterior lurks a mischief and exuberance. And yes, the Olympic Games could serve to change lives rather than express the domination of a few countries over others.

Lovely! Brilliant!

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Kickstarter.com: Hope for the Artistic Innovator

August 7, 2011

Thank you again, Rob Walker. The NYT magazine, as always my source for the best and brightest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/magazine/the-trivialities-and-transcendence-of-kickstarter.html

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Early Comics = Medieval Manuscripts: UCLA Extension Course

February 28, 2011

Kelly Williams is offering the 3-week course The Medieval Comic Book: Illustrated Stories in Illuminated Manuscripts. You’ll get first-rate art instruction that begins with a lecture and hands-on demo, then is held on site  for two meetings at the Getty, then finally in a studio class held work with the materials and techniques in a studio class held at 1010 Westwood where students work with the materials and techniques. One unit of arts credit can be earned. The class costs $195.

I took a similar version of this course last summer. Kelly Williams is an excellent instructor, with expertise on a subject rarely taught in this format. A huge bonus is getting to use (and bring home the leftover) authentic pigments like lapiz and real gold leaf.

Course description:

https://www.uclaextension.edu/r/Course.aspx?reg=W1591

(Estimated supplies cost is $25.) Before manga and movies, decorated books inspired and awed the public by illustrating famous religious and secular tales. This three-part course explores stories in illuminated manuscripts through lecture, discussion, a museum visit, and a studio session. The first class investigates how and why these books were made and includes a hands-on exploration of medieval materials used in their creation. Class two visits the Getty Museum for an extended tour and sketching exercise of the exhibition “Stories to Watch: Narrative in Medieval Manuscripts.” The third session is a studio class, where students use manuscript templates to create their own illuminated page. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Westwood: 415 1010 Westwood Center
Saturday, 10am-1pm,
March 12

Los Angeles: Getty Center
Saturday, 10am-1pm,
March 19

Westwood: 321 1010 Westwood Center
Saturday, 10am-1pm,
March 26

3 meetings total

Another post about medieval art you might enjoy:

https://animary.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/discovered-got-medieval-by-craig-pyrdum/